3 BUSINESSMEN - ensemble roles)
A STREET VENDOR - ensemble role)
OFFICER FOY – a Policeman (ensemble role)
RICHARD HUNTER – “Ragged Dick,” age 16-18. Brash and confident with much charm. Must be exceptional singer-actor.
MICKEY MCGUIRE – Age 15-19. A street kid, tough. Clever, selfish, a wise-guy.
HENRY FOSWELL – Age 15-17. Hunter’s friend and opposite. Bookish and intelligent, but with no street smarts.
GIDEON CHAPIN – 40s. Uptight and mean-spirited clerk in charge at Snobden’s store. Conniving and unpleasant. A comic villain.
ALLEN CARLISLE – early 40s. Handsome, likable. A diamond in the rough; very wealthy now, was once poor.
HERBERT HIGGINS – 20s-30s. Ambitious but weak underling to Chapin. Slightly hysterical at times. Actor should be up to low comedy.
SILAS SNOBDEN – 50s-60s. Proprietor of Snobden, Inc. a haberdashery. Precise and demanding, but fair and not unkind. Could be plump, bald or both. Needs good character singing voice.
LUKE GERRISH – Late 30s, early 40s. Amoral, cynical, cunning and dangerous. Attractive to women and knows it. Baritone.
TWO CRONIES – male acquaintances of Luke Gerrish, ensemble roles
STACIA-JANE HAUSER – Late 20s-early 30s. Attractive, but not necessarily beautiful. Working class background. Intelligent though not well educated. Soprano or chest.
MARY McHUGH – 50s. Irish landlady. Addled, disheveled, ditzy. We like her. Sings in a beery way. Ensemble role.
FINOLA MAY MOONEY – Late 40s or 50s. Hearty, good-natured, shrewd. And very Irish.
ROB CARLISLE – Age 8, Carlisle’s son. Bright and self confident, not a brat.
MRS. O’MALLEY, MRS. CASSIDY, MRS. O’LEARY – Neighborhood women, friends of Mrs. Mooney. Ensemble roles.
MRS. HALLIWELL – Stylish woman of 40, oozes charm, is a bit of a snob. Ensemble role.
MALE ENSEMBLE – Man #1, Man #2, Man #3, Man #4
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Woman #1, Woman #2, Woman #3, Woman #4